This policy has been developed in support of the provisions for Extraordinary Leave for academic and Professional Staff at ACU.
2. Policy Statement
Where a staff member has exhausted all paid leave entitlements, and because of extraordinary circumstances, requires further paid leave, the University may grant such further paid leave as the University decides is warranted. Extraordinary Leave will not normally be granted where other leave types are available, unless otherwise determined by the University.
3. Policy Purpose
This policy informs staff members of the provisions with respect to Extraordinary Leave and its application at ACU.
4. Application of Policy
This policy applies to all continuing and fixed-term staff of the University.
Staff who have exhausted all of their existing paid leave entitlement and who wish to apply for extraordinary leave must apply using normal leave application processes. A staff member may discuss their need with their nominated supervisor and attach a note providing further information in support of the application.
Information on delegated offices for leave approvals is available in the Delegations of Authority Policy and Register.
6. Policy Review
The University may make changes to this policy and procedures from time to time to improve the effectiveness of its operation. In this regard, any staff member who wishes to make any comments about this policy may forward their suggestions to Human Resources.
7. Further Assistance
Any staff member who requires assistance in understanding this policy should first consult their nominated supervisor who is responsible for the implementation and operation of these arrangements in their work area. Should further information or advice be required staff should visit Service Central.